For Reyn's battle art, see Guard Shift (Reyn).


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Guard Shift is one of Fiora's aura arts in Xenoblade Chronicles. It blocks all physical attacks and cuts physical damage received by 50%. However, it reduces the damage of Fiora's physical attacks by 25%.


Art Level AP Cost Cooldown Effect Duration
1 - 50.0 sec 15.0 sec
2 360 48.0 sec 16.6 sec
3 720 46.0 sec 18.2 sec
4 1440 44.0 sec 19.8 sec
5 2880 42.0 sec 21.4 sec
6 4320 40.0 sec 23.0 sec
7 6480 38.0 sec 24.6 sec
8 9360 36.0 sec 26.2 sec
9 12,960 34.0 sec 27.8 sec
10 17,280 32.0 sec 29.4 sec

Miscellaneous Info

  • Guard Shift can block against all Topple, Daze, knockback, and blowdown attacks.
  • AI Fiora will use this aura when she is low on HP.
  • Fiora and Reyn both have arts named Guard Shift. This could cause confusion when searching for advanced arts manuals from enemies.

Art book sources


Intermediate art books are only available from shops.
Fiora's Guard Shift intermediate art books cost 19,600 G.


Advanced art books are only available from enemy drops.

Unique Monsters

Enemy Area Rate
Clamorous DablonEryth Sea13.0 %
Serene ImlalyPrison Island11.4 %
Amorous ArcaMechonis Field3.1 %

Other enemies

Enemy Area Rate
Bagrus NebulaMakna Forest13.0 %
Hanz PodTephra Cave13.0 %
Randa NebulaPrison Island5.4 %
M36/FAIRYCentral Factory4.6 %
M68/CHORDMechonis Field2.5 %
Caelum VolffFallen Arm2.4 %

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